Monday, April 26, 2021

Review: Sleeping Dogs Lie by Samantha Downing (audio)

 
 

Title: Sleeping Dogs Lie
Author: Samantha Downing
Series: Audible Original Stories
Narrator: Melanie Nicholls-King, Lindsey Dorcus
Published: April 2021, Audible Originals
Length: 2 hours 8 minutes
Source: Personal copy

Summary:
From the internationally best-selling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It comes a twisted, entertaining novella about a dog walker swept into a criminal investigation when her client winds up dead.

Shelby works as a dog walker in Northern California, and she’s just finished up her biweekly trip to the park with a husky named Pluto. When she brings him back to his house, she finds his owner—Todd Burke, a well-known local businessman and founder of an organic supplements company—dead on the bathroom floor. As a detective interviews Shelby, a medical examiner inspects the body, and more cops search Todd’s home, it becomes clear that the victim’s life was less picture-perfect than his clean-cut persona might lead you to believe.


 

My thoughts: I have been meaning to read Samantha Downing's books for quite some time...she is an author that everyone raves about and rightly so. I have her books on my tbr but just haven't gotten to them yet. So when I saw this new audible original from her, I had to listen to it and am so glad I did.

This was such a fun and clever mystery that really kept me guessing right up until the end. It is definitely a case where nothing is as it seems and I love books like that. Even though this is a novella, it is so well crafted that it feels like so much more. It really felt like a full-developed story and had all the elements that I look for in a good mystery. I definitely recommend this one if you are looking for an entertaining and quick listen... and especially if you if you are a dog lover!


Audio thoughts: Both narrators did a great job with this audio. They are both new to me and as someone who listens to tons of audiobooks, I love stumbling upon new-to-me narrators who I enjoy listening to. They each did a great job voicing their parts, giving the different characters unique voices to differentiate everyone. It really was a fun book to listen to and I'm glad that I spotted this one.


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